East Coast's Fortune 500 General Counsel and Top Law Firms Recognized for Commitment in Advancement of Economic Empowerment of

  East Coast's Fortune 500 General Counsel and Top Law Firms Recognized for
          Commitment in Advancement of Economic Empowerment of Women

Leaders will be honored on April 16, 2013 in New York City

PR Newswire

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012

NEW YORK, Dec. 11, 2012 /PRNewswire/ --Today, the Awards Committee for the
4th annual Transformative Leadership East Awards Dinner proudly announced its
2013 recipients. AGCO, Altria, Estee Lauder, Pepper Hamilton, US Foodservice,
Latham & Watkins, Hughes, Hubbard & Reed, and Winston & Strawn LLP are the
2013 elite class of general counsel and leading law firms selected for the
industry's most prestigious awards program. The winners will be recognized
during a gala dinner on Tuesday, April 16, 2013 at Gotham Hall in New York
City, www.tlaeast.com.

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The annual Transformative Leadership Awards & Dinner program honors general
counsel and law firm partners, who have demonstrated a commitment to advancing
the empowerment of women in law departments and law firms. The awards are
presented two times per year – East and West Coast – in seven categories, not
only recognizing career achievements but also the individual's commitment to
leadership, courage, advancement and empowerment of women.

2013 East Coast Award Winners include:

  oSharing The Power Award: DENISE F. KEANE, Executive Vice President and
    General Counsel, Altria Group, Inc. and ELIZABETH P. PAPEZ, Partner,
    Winston & Strawn LLP
  oAnastasia D. Kelly Award: SARA E. MOSS, Executive Vice President & General
    Counsel, The Estee Lauder Companies, Inc.
  oRainmaker: NINA M. GUSSACK, Partner, Pepper Hamilton LLP
  oRoderick Palmore Pathmaker Award: CANDACE K. BEINECKE, Partner, Hughes,
    Hubbard & Reed LLP
  oPamela L. Carter Award: DEBRA E. KUPER, Vice President, General Counsel &
    Corporate Secretary, AGCO
  oFirm-wide Policies Award: LATHAM & WATKINS LLP

Anastasia D. Kelly, Partner, DLA Piper, and Awards Committee member, said:
'There is enormous pleasure in the selection of this elite class of lawyers
because they embody the trailblazing spirit and have demonstrated true
commitment to accelerate the economic empowerment of women in law departments
and law firms. Their efforts have broken boundaries and have carved the path
for the next generation of women general counsel."

The winners were selected by an awards committee comprising general counsel
from leading corporations and partners at top law firms. See
www.tlaeast.com/about-the-awards/awards-committee/ for full details.

The 4th annual Transformative Leadership Awards program is presented by
InsideCounsel magazine, the leading monthly business publication for general
counsel and in-house legal executives, published by Summit Business Media. For
more information about the awards program and winners, visit www.TLAEast.com

About Summit Business Media
Summit Business Media is the leading B2B media company serving the insurance
and investment markets. Through its Media and Reference Divisions, SBM
publishes 17 magazines, more than 30 targeted industry Websites, and 150
reference titles. The Events Division hosts a dozen conferences supporting
these brands. SBM's Data Division is the leading provider of group benefits
and retirement prospecting tools and insurance industry financial data. For
more information, visit www.sbmedia.com.

SOURCE Summit Business Media

Website: http://www.summitbusinessmedia.com
Contact: Maria Palombini, mpalombini@sbmedia.com, +1-201-526-0543
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